Welcome to the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Our mission is to enrich, engage and educate through the power and performance of live music.

The vision of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra serves as a center of artistic excellence; through leadership and partnerships, nourishes spirits, develops intellectual and creative capital, adding value for all.
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May 13 - 11:22 am
Congratulations to Dinesh Traynor, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition! Dinesh will perform the Saint-Sa?ns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the CWSO at our subscription concerts on December 7 and 8. Congratulations also to Olivia Yang, who was awarded Honorable Mention for her performance of the Boccherini Cello Concerto in B-flat major! And finally a huge thank you to all of our talented competitors!



May 8 - 12:22 pm
The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble will perform "Midwest Jazz", featuring works by regional composers and arrangers on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall at the Noel Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point campus. SPASH high school jazz band will be opening the concert under the direction of Brad Schmidt. CWJE will feature a variety of pieces written by composers based in Appleton, Madison, Chicago and Minneapolis, including several works by CWJE members. Some of the works composed by CWJE members include Anachronism, a funk oriented jazz ensemble piece with a driving groove, by Marty Erickson, and Vicky's Mode by John Daniel, featuring the composer on trumpet solo. Other pieces include Half a Bubble Off, Buffalo, Magnificent Madness, and Settle. The concert will close with Extensions, a hip hop/swing piece that features the entire ensemble, by Appleton based composer Patty Darling. We hope to see you there! https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2019/05/07/central-wis-jazz-ensemble-to-perform-midwest-jazz/



May 6 - 1:49 am
How cool is this? Another reason to become a season subscriber. https://www.wfmt.com/2018/07/23/study-claims-attending-live-concerts-increases-life-expectancy-improves-well-being-more-than-yoga-and-dog-walking/



Apr 25 - 4:32 pm
Here is just a small teaser of some of the raffle items that will be available at Family Fanfare this Sunday at 2 pm. We hope you will join us at the Stevens Point Country Club for sweet and savory treats and lovely music!



Apr 24 - 11:37 am
"Transcend" will be performed by CWSO in February of 2020! https://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/2019/04/23/reno-phil-perform-piece-commemorating-transcontinental-railroad/3553374002/



Apr 22 - 11:41 am
Congratulations to our concertmaster, Steven Bjella, who is retiring from UWSP at the end of this semester. https://stevenspoint.news/2019/04/22/violin-professor-to-present-last-faculty-recital-before-retiring/



Apr 18 - 11:42 am
As stated in the article, "we need to protect and enhance kids' access to arts education." https://theweek.com/articles/830078/benefit-learning-arts-kid



Apr 18 - 11:25 am
CWSO to Hold Auditions for 2019-2020 The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra announces the audition schedule for strings, substitute flute and second bassoon for the 2019-2020 concert season as well as the 2019-20 CWSO/UWSP Scholarship String Quartet. Auditions for the 65 member semi-professional orchestra will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Noel Fine Arts Center of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus - Room 250. Candidates will play a short solo of his/her choice; the required excerpts attached below and perform a sight-reading excerpt. Please bring a current resume to your audition. Contact CWSO to arrange an audition time prior to May 3, 2019: cwso@cwso.org For further questions, please contact the CWSO office: Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 65, 800 Main St Stevens Point, WI 54481 715-345-7726 cwso@cwso.org
Apr 1 - 4:36 pm
On April 13 and 14, Dr. Patrick Miles will be conducting his last concerts with the CWSO. He has served as the Music Director for 17 years. We have cherished his leadership and guidance, and have been inspired through his love of the great orchestral works. Please join us for "Maestro's Farewell," featuring works by Beethoven, Mahler, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brahms. Tickets available here: https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S61000005iBYVEA2



Mar 28 - 1:37 pm
Applications for the 2019 Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition are due April 1, 2019. Check out the full rules and application material online: https://www.cwso.org/events/cwso-events/event_7d46dfd48527/


May 13 - 11:22 am
Congratulations to Dinesh Traynor, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition! Dinesh will perform the Saint-Sa?ns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the CWSO at our subscription concerts on December 7 and 8. Congratulations also to Olivia Yang, who was awarded Honorable Mention for her performance of the Boccherini Cello Concerto in B-flat major! And finally a huge thank you to all of our talented competitors!
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